Category: Giro d’Italia

How Movistar discovered Ecuadorian star Carapaz

Youngster Richard Carapaz became the first Ecuadorian to win a grand tour stage at the Giro, but that didn’t surprise team brass.

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Giro Photo Essay: A final week, a final dramatic twist

The 2018 Giro d’Italia will be remembered for its crazy final week when Chris Froome took the pink jersey in a daring attack.

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VN podcast, ep. 96: Making sense of Froome’s Giro win

Rivals crumbled, fans freaked out, and lots of people have opinions about Froome’s impressive victory. So let’s make sense of it all.

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Dumoulin happy with Giro second, doesn’t want court-assisted win

Tom Dumoulin said he’d rather not be awarded the Giro win if Chris Froome is stripped of his pink jersey because of his anti-doping case.

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Hinault rips Froome for racing despite ongoing Salbutamol case

“Froome is not part of the legend of this sport,” says Bernard Hinault.

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Chris Froome should not be listed with cycling greats, says Hinault

• Bernard Hinault criticises Team Sky rider after Giro d’Italia win

• Team Sky hit back, calling for fairness over Froome

Bernard Hinault has launched a stinging attack on Chris Froome, claiming the Team Sky rider should never have been on the Giro d’Italia start line owing to his anti‑doping battle.

Froome joined Hinault and Eddy Merckx by becoming the third man in history to win three consecutive grand tour titles. The 32-year-old executed an extraordinary comeback to win the Giro d’Italia and add to his Tour de France and Vuelta a España victories from last year. Hinault claims Froome’s name should not be uttered alongside his own. “Froome does not belong on that list,” the 63-year-old Frenchman said, according to the Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws.

Related: Chris Froome insists he will be on Tour de France starting line

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Froome prepares Tour defense as lawyers battle Salbutamol case

After winning Giro, Chris Froome readies to race for a fifth yellow jersey, but behind the scenes his Salbutamol case is unresolved.

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Five highlights of Froome’s ‘brutal’ Giro d’Italia

The five key stages that led Chris Froome to victory in the Giro d’Italia.

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Unanswered questions leave Chris Froome in the shadow of suspicion | Richard Williams

While Simon Yates comes out of the Giro d’Italia with credit, there is still uncertainty about Team Sky and their lead rider

When Simon Yates cracked so disastrously on the bottom slopes of the Colle delle Finestre while leading the Giro d’Italia last Friday, it looked like the most humiliating of personal catastrophes. Yet it may have been the best thing that has ever happened to the young English rider, at least if he wants to avoid the fate of Chris Froome, the man who caused his downfall.

Yates had gone into his 13th day in the leader’s pink jersey holding an advantage of almost half a minute over his nearest pursuer, with the memory of a trio of majestic victories on mountain stages to keep his morale high as he faced the challenge of hanging on for just three more days.

Related: Simon Yates shows guts to suggest future glory despite Giro collapse | William Fotheringham

Froome was asked point-blank during the Giro whether he was still using Salbutamol and refused to answer

Related: Giro d’Italia 2018: in pictures

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‘It’s an incredible feeling’: Chris Froome on his Giro d’Italia victory – video

After three gruelling weeks in the saddle, Chris Froome has become the first Briton to be crowned Giro d’Italia champion. The coveted title, along with his victories in the Vuelta a España and Tour de France last year, make him the just the third man in history to hold all three Grand Tour titles simultaneously.

Despite his historic achievement, the 33-year-old remains in a battle to rescue his reputation after tests at last year’s Vuelta showed excessive levels of the asthma drug salbutamol. While it is unclear when the International Cycling Union (UCI) will rule on the case, Froome remains committed to matching another record with a fifth Tour de France victory in July.

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